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Nelson Police report quiet Canada Day in Heritage City

Nelson Police report quiet Canada Day in Heritage City

Nelson Police reported very little crime during the Canada Day 2015 festivities in and around the city Wednesday.

Nelson Police Department Sergeant Corey Hoy said staff faced minimal challenges throughout the day. 

"There were several alcohol pour outs during the festivities and minimal drug use was observed," Hoy said in a media release.

"During the lead up to the fireworks display there was minimal boat / marine traffic and no infractions involving open liquor were observed. 

British Columbians support tougher distracted driving penalties

An overwhelming number participants in the survey are in favour of tougher penalties.

The numbers are in — and it's only at the halfway point.

BC residents are concerned about this dangerous behaviour of distracted driving and would support tougher penalties to curb it.

Since June 16, 2015, the website has been visited over 11,800 times.

Nearly 90% of those leaving feedback say they’re “very concerned” about distracted driving, and 96% support escalating sanctions for repeat offenders.

Delta Police release video of motorcyle rider exceeding 200 km/hr

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Delta Police released footage Tuesday of a motorcyclist exceeding 200 kilometer per hour on a ride on the Pacific Highway.

The GoPro video shot on the ride shows the 27-year-old Lower Mainland man shows the rider dangerously weaving through traffic and between rows of cars on a ride in April on Highway 17.

He was clocked by police travelling 213 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone.

“This motorcyclist was pulled over after registering 213 km/hr on a laser in an 80 km/hr zone,” the Delta Police media release said.

UPDATED: RCMP continues to investigate accident that shut down Coquihalla Highway

The Coquihalla Highway about 30 kilometres south of Merritt was the scene of a bus accident. — Photo courtesy VSA Road Maintenance

RCMP from Central Interior Traffic Services Merritt along with CVSE investigators continue to investigate the collision between a tour bus and tow truck that occurred on the Coquihalla highway at Brodie bridge this past Saturday.
 
RCMP can confirm a mechanical inspection of the bus has been requested.
 
"It is very fortunate that no one was killed as a result of this collision," said RCMP Sgt. Mike Pears.

UPDATED: Missing 13-year-old from Princeton located

Tianna Angstadt has been missing since Thursday. — Photo courtesy RCMP

RCMP are reporting great news out of Princeton.

Police report that 13-year-old Tianna Angstadt has returned home safe and sound.

The RCMP would like to thank the media and the public for assistance in locating Angstadt.

Princeton RCMP asking public to lookout for Tianna Angstadt

Princeton RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing Princeton resident Tianna Angstadt.

RCMP take man into custody Sunday following long standoff near Kimberley

RCMP take man into custody Sunday following long standoff near Kimberley

A distraught man who kept police kept police on guard for more than 11 hours surrendered without incident three kilometres north of Kimberley Sunday.

Kimberley RCMP received a call at 3:45 a.m. Sunday to a report of a distraught man in the 8700 block of Highway 95A.

Police quickly learned the man may have had access to firearms.

Additional officers were called in, including a negotiator to assist in setting up a safety perimeter, which included the closure of highway 95A for several hours.

RCMP say CRA scam still making rounds

RCMP say CRA scam still making rounds

Nelson RCMP Detachment has recently received several complaints, from concerned residents, indicating that they have received phone calls from person(s) portraying themselves as being employees for the Canada Revenue Agency.

"The caller(s) advise that money is owed for taxes, demanding payment within 24 hours," said Cst. Stathis Dimopoulos in a media release.

Are distracted driving laws in B.C. tough enough?

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton is asking for public input on fines for distracted drivers.

The BC Government is considering raising penalties for distracted driving and is now asking citizens to offer their input with the launch of a four-week consultation that runs from June 17  through to July 16, 2015.

“This is a chance for British Columbians to tell us their thoughts on distracted driving sanctions and how they would stop this dangerous behaviour,” said Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton.

UPDATED: Missing Kimberley man can thank lucky stars after being found pinned under motorcycle on Gray Creek Pass

Paul Kerr . . . found pinned under motorcylce on Gray Creek Pass.

Paul Kerr of Kimberley can thank his lucky stars after two mountain bikes found the missing Bavarian City man Tuesday evening.

Kerr, 45, had been missing since Sunday after heading out from Kimberley for a ride over the remote gravel Gray Creek Pass.

Monday SARS teams from Cranbrook, Kimberley, Sparwood, Fernie, Creston and Invermere looked for Kerr, but found nothing, said RCMP.

The same story happened for a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft that searched the area for two days.

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